Masquerade Ball Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decoration Time: Two Half Days

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  • 8” Round cake – 1” Deep x 5   (enough layers to make the cake 7” when stacked with filling)


  • 1Kg Dark


  • Black ribbon

Sugarpaste – cake

  • 850g Dark green-blue
  • 850g Light green-blue
  • 400g White
  • 190g Flesh
  • 12″ round cake drum
  • 15g Black

Sugarpaste – board

  • 250g white
  • 250g black

Petal dusts (for cheeks/lips)

  • Rose

Paste/airbrush colours (for eyes)

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold edible paint


  • CMC Powder
  • PME Glaze Spray


  • Knife for levelling
  • Knife for carving
  • Scalpel/craft knife
  • Small palette knife


  • 1″ square cutter
  • Set of double sided round cutters (straight/fluted)
  • 20mm round cutter
  • 30mm circle cutter

Modeling Tools

  • Ball tool
  • Leaf tool

Cakey Tools

  • Non-stick mat
  • Non-stick rolling pin
  • Several small paintbrushes
  • Extruder plus attachments
  • Baking paper
  • Cake smoother
  • 75mm Styrofoam egg
  • Small silicon ship mould
  • Piping bag


  • Large straw
  • Long skewer/dowel – long enough to reach from head down to cake board
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Small amount tinfoil
  • Cocktail sticks

DIY Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun

Paul introduces us to Janette McPherson of Janette McPherson Cake Craft and her lovely Masquerade Ball cake. This week’s tutorial will be covering cake carving and modelling and you will also learn a great way to make a beautiful tiled floor effect cake board. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate level and beginners looking for a challenge and will take two half days to make, to allow for drying time. We look forward to seeing your take on this wonderful cake – please share your creations on our Facebook Page as well as Janette’s!

Janette MacPherson

Janette MacPherson

Janette is a self-taught cake designer based in Drumnadrochit in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. With a University Degree in Animation and a previous career as a Graphic Designer, she is now a lucky Mummy of three who unleashes her creative needs in cake form. Janette specialises in bespoke, personalised, highly detailed designs which capture memories, create a talking point and have even brought tears to eyes. Figure modelling is her speciality. She can create figures and pets from photographs and also replicate any personal items such as beloved teddies, favourite hobbies, outfits.... whatever you need!
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